World briefing

China’s Godfather?

A controversial new biography of Xi Jinping fundamentally misunderstands the nature of China’s leadership, argues Kerry Brown

18 Jul 14 |

Fear and favour

The polarisation of Indonesia’s media during the election campaign has renewed the debate over the nexus between proprietors and politics, writes Ross Tapsell

16 Jul 14 |

Australia–Japan relations: an alternative future

Japan’s constitutional renunciation of war shouldn’t be seen as an aberration, write Tessa Morris-Suzuki, David Chapman and Carolyn Stevens

15 Jul 14 |

A post-winter’s tale

Three-and-a-half decades after the winter of discontent, Geoffrey Barker revisits a warmer and more diverse Britain

10 Jul 14 |

Prabowo versus democracy in Indonesia

Despite his protestations to the contrary, Prabowo Subianto is determined he will seek a popular mandate just this once, write Marcus Mietzner and Edward Aspinall

04 Jul 14 |

Location, location, location

Myanmar is in the thick of the Asian century, writes Nicholas Farrelly

03 Jul 14 |

China’s networked leadership

After a rocky transition to a new set of leaders, China faces an uncertain future, writes Kerry Brown in this extract from his new book

01 Jul 14 |

Liu Yunshan, defender of the faith

China’s head of ideology relies heavily on appeals to the country’s historical greatness, writes Kerry Brown

23 Jun 14 |